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Sony KDL-43W808

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15 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,318 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Wi-Fi

The KDL-43W808 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-43W808 do not have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 supports smart TV.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The Sony KDL-43W808 has a quite fast high frequency rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-43W808. The average high frequency rate of mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-43W808 is 100Hz, and the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 400Hz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-32CS510 (£249.00), or the LG 42LB650 (£349.00) which has better reviews.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the TCL-Digital 40FS3800 (120Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Sony KDL-43W808 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

The KDL-43W808 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-43W808. Most of the televisions of this age and type only have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, however this TV has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the Sony KDL-43W808 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-43W808. The motion interpolation frequencys of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-43W808 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 1,000W. At 20 Watts, the KDL-43W808 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-43W808.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs that have been around for more than a year. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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2 MHL Version

This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats supporteds "FLAC", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Seven Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-43W808 is more than most TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this Sony television. The smart modess Animation, Movie, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard and Vivid are also found on this TV.

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Features One Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the Sony KDL-43W808 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. The most commonly featured video apps is YouTube, but this video apps is not featured on this TV. The video appss netflix are also featured on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-43W808 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-43W808 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-43W808.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-43W808 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-43W808. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVCHD", "H.265", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-43W808 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-43W808 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider including the UN50J6200, or the UE32J4500 (£199.99) both from Samsung.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year the annual energy consumptions range from 32kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. The Sony KDL-43W808 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (76 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The KDL-43W808 is one of the heavier televisions of this age and type (10.9 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The weights of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-43W808 range from 3.6kg to 36kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-43W808

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-43W808.

Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Depth

At 59 millimeters, the KDL-43W808 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-43W808.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 59mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-43W805 (£399.00).

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (59mm), or the KDL-43W756 (£389.00) (59mm) both from Sony.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl43w808, kdl43w808c, sony kdl43w808, sony kdl43w808c, sony kdl43w808cb, sony kdl43w808cba, sony kdl43w808cbae, sony kdl43w808cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003194

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